University Hospital Tubingen

Tuebingen, Germany

Brain Tumor of Unknown Etiology Diagnostics (program ID: 205333)

Marcos Tatagiba

Prof. Dr. med.

Marcos Tatagiba

Department of Neurosurgery

Specialized in: neurosurgery

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University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 1980 to 1986

Residency Program in Neurosurgery
Neurosurgical Training from 1987 to 1993 at the Department of Neurosurgery, Nordstadt Hospital, Hannover, Germany, under the Chairmanship of Prof. Dr. Dr. Madjid Samii.
Board of Neurosurgery in March, 1993 (European Certificate)


Accomplished in January 1992 at Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany “Significance for postoperative hearing of preserving the labyrinth in vestibular schwannoma surgery”


Accomplished in February 1998 at Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany “Regeneration of axotomized acoustic nerve of adult rat after intrathecal treatment with the IN-1 antibody against neurite growth inhibitors”.


2000 Vice Director, International Neuroscience Institute, Hannover
2002 Vice Director, Dept. of Neurosurgery, University of Freiburg
2003 Director and Chairman, Dept. of Neurosurgery, University of Tübingen
2006 Appointed as Chairman and Director, Dept. of Neurosurgery, University of Zurich


Journals: 237 peer-reviewed articles
Book Chapters: 25 chapters
Books (Autor/Editor): 4 books


Basic Research: Neurooncology, including Neurofibromatosis
Neuroregeneration of the Peripheral and the Central Nervous System
Clinical Research: Skull Base Tumors, including CP Angle tumors


Member of the German Society of Neurosurgery (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neurochirurgie)
Member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS-USA)
Member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS-USA)
Member of the German Society of Skull Base (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Schädelbasischirurgie)
Member of the Executive Committee of the German Skull Base Society as Treasurer
Member of the European Skull Base Society
Member of the Brazilian Society of Neurosurgery (Sociedade Brasileira de Neurocirurgia)
Member of the German Academy of Neurosurgery (GANS)
Member of the Academia Eurasiana
President of the German Academy of Neurosurgery (2010-2011)
President-elect German-speaking Society of Skull Base (Gesellschaft für Schädelbasischirurgie)


1997 Young Neurosurgeon Award. World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies.
2001 Aesculap/EANS Prize. European Association of Neurosurgical Societies
2002 Neurosurgical Research Foundation Prize. German Society of Neurosurgery
2007 Innovation Preis “Medizintechnik” – Federal Ministry of Science (BMBF)

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The Department of Neurosurgery covers the complete spectrum of neurosurgical interventions. These include surgery of brain cancer and spinal cord tumor for children and adults, skull base and pituitary surgery, neurofibromatosis, vascular malformations / aneurysms, hydrocephalus, traumatic brain injury, brachial plexus and nerve surgery, spinal surgery, intervertebral disc and stenosis surgery, functional neurosurgery and epilepsy surgery. The Department of Neurosurgery uses a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures based on the latest research and technology. These include microsurgery, endoscopy, intraoperative imaging, IMRT (mobile intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging), Doppler, Computer Assisted Stereotactic, neuronavigation, conscious surgery and stimulation methods. The operations are performed in modern equipped operating rooms. The post-operative monitoring is carried out in the newly renovated and modernized neurosurgical ICU.


Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • history taking
  • general clinical examination
  • complete blood count
  • blood chemistry test
  • head CT/ MRI
  • nursing staff services
  • elaboration of individual treatment plan
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About hospital

The Uniklinikum Tuebingen - abbreviation UKT - is a modern center of high-quality university medicine, research and teaching and is in the FOCUS-clinic list 2016 on the 6th place. As a house of maximum care, it is also known far beyond the region. For the city and the district of Tuebingen has the Uniklinikum Tuebingen also the function of a district hospital. 17 hospitals, institutes and centers are located at different orts in the city: There are Valley Hospitals near the town center of Tuebingen and Hill Hospitals on the Schnarrenberg, which lies north of the downtown of Tuebingen. The latest diagnostic and therapeutic options are in the Uniklinikum Tuebingen available.

It provides a complete spectrum of medical treatment in Germany:

Hill Hospitals have following medical specialties:

  • Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine
  • General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pediatrics
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurology
  • Orthopedics
  • Radiology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Urology

Valley Hospitals have following medical specialties:

  • Ophthalmology
  • Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Dermatology
  • Neonatology
  • Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The Uniklinikum Tuebingen has also far beyond Germany an excellent reputation and has many years of experience in the treatment and care of international patients. The Hospital welcomes patients from all over the world who would like to be treated in Germany and benefit from the high standards of research, patient care and nursing in Germany.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.